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Summertime Wheat - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

Summertime WheatSummertime Wheat

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 18.82%


Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: assurbanipaul on 07-08-2006)
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schoolcb

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Rahr's summertime seasonal hits the spot on a hot humid summer day like today.

Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a nice head, but is not over the top flavor wise like a typicle heffeweizen (close to an american wheat) with a hint of rye in the flavor.

Normally drink my beers warmer, but had 4 pints at 29 Degree Tavern in Ft. Worth this afternoon, and the cold beer on a hot day was perfect. Would highly recommend this beer (and the tour at the brewery itself for that matter).

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2007 22:43:45 | More by schoolcb
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roblowther

Texas

4.72/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy golden color with a thin head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. What more could you ask for in this style? The smell is lemongrass and oranges. A note of candi sugar tops it off perfectly. Its like those little elaborate hats that women wear to English weddings. Wow. The taste is just phenomenal! Warm malt, crisp citrus, and a whole lotta gimme some more of that. The mothfeel is creamy with a bit of tang at the end. None too shabby. This is definitely a beer I could have more of. Except the brewery just rang last call. Oh well, there's always next week!

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2007 19:58:17 | More by roblowther
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teg8612

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Called a Rogenweizen because of the Rye malt. Tried this at the brewery tour where they had just kegged it that week.

Pour has that hazy, straw color of an unfiltered wheat. Head was nice and stayed around a little while.

Smell is a wonderful blend of the wheat, citrus, and cloves with just a hint of banana.

Mouthful is real nice with a nice crispness with moderate carbonation and only slightly grainy from the yeast.

The smooth yeast greats the palate first then gives way to tinge of the rye malt. Gives it a little uniqueness to other beers in this style. The citrus and cloves take over then give way to the sweet (some say bubblegum, no bubblegum I have had) finish.

Very quaffible and really hits the spot on a warm Texas day. This is my new Rahr of choice. No need to garnish with lemon but go ahead if you must.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2006 15:26:06 | More by teg8612
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briman

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into bulb top glass.

Pours a hazy, bright straw color. Nice fluffy white head, good retention. Decent amount of lacing.

Aromas of wheat, bananas, cloves, and citrus.

Taste is bready wheat upfront, with a subtle bit of rye just poking through. Citrus notes come through as well, finishing up with a some bubble gum towards the back and into the aftertaste.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Well balanced, nice mix of flavors and aromas. Refreshing...I could easily drink a few of these in a sitting. Probably Rahr's best effort to date.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2006 03:13:50 | More by briman
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assurbanipaul

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head, looks just like orange juice in a glass. Aroma is a light, sweet mandarin orange, some wheat.

Taste is a good wheaty, bready sweetness, more citrus flavors, some honey and cream butter. Some light bubblegum and clove come out about halfway through the glass, real subtle. A rye addition doesn't show in the taste but really brings out the wheat body, cuts out some of the acidity characteristic of the style.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied, stays pleasantly drinkable. Could use a touch more carbonation but I imagine bottles will be a bit fizzier. Personally, I think this falls just a little short of a hefeweizen (brewer's categorization) but I think it makes an outstanding wheat beer, just what the doc ordered for a summer day in Texas.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2006 20:40:10 | More by assurbanipaul
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Tone

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden/copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of wheat, yeast, sweet malt, coriander, hint of clove, and hint of hop. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, wheat, slight yeast, slight coriander, and a hint of clove. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, and blend. The body is too sweet and yet, the spice is too strong.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 08:15:55 | More by Tone
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imasloth

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pale gold in color with notable white head, quite hazy, splotchy lacing.

S- Good mix of bubblegum and spice notes from the yeast. A slight dried grass/hay scent.

T- Light bubblegum into malt sweetness. Spice comes in mid-sip and persists. Light bubblegum and spice aftertaste.

M- Very creamy/smooth. Kind of watery in finish.

O- Good balance of 'hefe' flavors, both just subtle enough as to not overwhelm.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 15:46:18 | More by imasloth
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Vashtar

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is foggy but rich. It's a nice, dirty blonde.

The smell was so good I handed it over to my dad, who raised his eyebrows. There's something peculiar about the smell, despite it's greatness.

The taste is wonderful and full. It shoots straight into the air and then branches out, like upside down roots!

The mouthfeel is neither crisp nor soft, but it lacks nothing because the fizz keeps your mouth busy. Normally, fizz would be too much, but it has bread-like thickness that subdues the large bubbles. It's thick without being slimy.

I love Summer beers!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 04:51:16 | More by Vashtar
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DarkAngel

Texas

2.48/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I'm not big on wheat beers, but this one is decent. It's all around moderate, but it is better than most wheat beers. Tastes the best when out by the pool or on the lake, when it's hot outside. But there are better beers out there and this one isn't memorable, at least for me it wasn't.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 21:14:49 | More by DarkAngel
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JMad

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this from a tulip...

It is a light golden orange with a filmy white head that quickly faded. The clove smell is dominant with a background of orange peel wheat and banana. The taste again, has lots of clove yeast banana and wheat. The beer is kind of thick for the style with low carbonation and a dry finish. This is an impressive wheat beer coming from Rahr, very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 03:02:06 | More by JMad
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mikul93

California

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A What a beautiful looking beer. Pours a hazy dark golden with a nice healthy head.

S First thing I smell is bananas, then cloves and lastly the wheat.

T Just like it smells. Bananas, cloves and wheat. Decent beer.

M Nice carbonation. Clean finish.

O Nothing special, but it's a nice refreshing summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 01:41:13 | More by mikul93
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with a little bit of banana and clove. I can tell this is a hefeweizen, but the aromas are not very strong. The flavor is mainly wheat, with a little bit of pepper and banana. I don't really get any clove in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 00:54:46 | More by Mora2000
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Tunafever73

Texas

2.15/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Honestly my first experience with this was bad. A couple of days later I went in for another try. Same results.

The super-clovey smell, to me, is a huge turnoff. Appearance was fine, M and D were average, I just didn't like the smell and flavor. Almost has a home brew gone-bad kinda flavor. I really wanted to like this one because it is a local for me. Too bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 15:25:31 | More by Tunafever73
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

Summertime Wheat pours like a good Hefeweizen should--cloudy, with a hazed peach-orange body and a fervent carbonation level that supplies the spittle-white head. The rye adds an interesting, spicy dimension to the aroma, while signature Hefe yeast notes of banana and clove dominate the bouquet. Sweet mandarin orange makes an appearance as well.

The rye REALLY works for the flavor, adding a rich, dry spiciness to the palate that blends well with the sweeter, creamier wheat notes. Lots of tropical fruit notes, too--papaya, banana, and a hint of orange cremesicle. Mouthfeel is significantly carbonated, so much so that it detracts somewhat from the flavor. Light-bodied and refreshing otherwise. All in all, Summertime Wheat is a tasty American Hefeweizen with a nice twist. Might have to try homebrewing a rye hefe sometime myself.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 05:56:59 | More by wagenvolks
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ckeegan04

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden color with lots of little bubbles. Very thin, white foam head forms on top and quickly dissipates. No lacing to speak of.

S - Big aroma of banana, clove, and a little bubble gum. Smells like your typical Hefe.

T - Very plain tasting hefe. A light spiciness initially quickly overcome by yeasty tastes of banana and clove. The banana lingers through the remainder of the drink. Finishes with a light sweetness and hints of wheat.

M/D - Light bodied, even a little thin. Very crisp. Not a bad hefe at all, just very middle of the road.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 18:57:42 | More by ckeegan04
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 8/24/2007 (bottle):

Pours a humungous white foamy head, with good lacing. Body is golden cloudy, light yellow in color, fizzy. Has a very malty aroma, but very light, not too strong. Has a malty sweet taste. Light, straw, maybe clove. Alright but watery, weakish.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 00:50:58 | More by jujubeast6000
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow-orange body with a thin, bubbly, white head.

Smell: Wheaty, tangy nose with notes of sliced lemons and bananas spiced with freshly-ground cloves.

Taste: Tangy malted wheat with the customary, complimentary side flavors of banana, lemon, clove, and even vanilla all make an appearance. Middling sweetness throughout. Light hop character and bitterness. Meager spicy rye component. Dry, lemony finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Summertime, and the drinking is easy.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 18:44:56 | More by ChainGangGuy
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a brown 12oz bottle - Pours a cloudy light pale color with almost no head and well below average carbonation. Smells of floral hops and very light malts. First sip is sweet and perfumy like with a very light malt backbone. Very light bodied, lightly hopped. Somewhat under carbonated. Bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 23:37:37 | More by ATLbeerDog
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hwwty4

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to assurbanipaul for this one.

Poured a 12oz bottle into my New Belgium globe. This beer pours a hazy orangish amber with a 1 inch white head that quickly disappeared and left no lacing. The aroma is rather weak. Just a hint of clove and nutmeg come through on the nose. The taste is different though. The oddly overwhelming flavor I get from it is pineapple. Also clove, nutmeg, banana, really all the traditional Hefe flavors with a splash of pineapple. There is also a mildly acidic after taste. The mouthfeel is light and mildly carbonated. Like with most wheat's, it's hard to knock the drinkability of it because its a wonderful thing on a warm summers day.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2008 18:35:08 | More by hwwty4
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midaszero

Washington

2.48/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Clear dull gold color with tiny bit of white head and no lacing

S - Banana,cloves, and wheat

T - Kind of bland malty taste with some wheat mixed in

M - Medium body with medium carbonation

D - I'd pass on this one, while not the worse hefeweizen I've ever had it is towards the bottom

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 02:42:08 | More by midaszero
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Atlas1

Texas

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My hometown brewery seems to be doing pretty well. I am a fan of the Bucking Bock. Now I'll give the Summertime Wheat a try.

Appears a pretty golden color. Cloudy oranges and yellows swirled together shine bright when held up to the natural light of the window. A white foamy head emerges after a vigorous pour but dissipates quickly into a thin film over the beer. The nose is light and fruity. Citrus, banana, apple, a hint of spice (maybe cinnamon, maybe clove) impart a pleasant feeling when you lift the glass to your nose. The taste doesn't quite deliver with the same gusto. Nice and wheaty, with some fruit and spices here too, but thinner than expected. A bit watery but with a tart and tangy aftertaste. Certainly not bad, but not great. Mouthfeel is, again, watery at times, but crisp and refreshing.

A totally quaffable summertime beer. I wouldn't hesitate to reach for this if I was headed to an outdoor barbeque or a day at the lake. Would go great with some grilled chicken or even a nice hot bratwurst.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2008 23:10:33 | More by Atlas1
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this in trade from Texindy, thanks for the opportunity.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a smallish white head that dissipated quickly. Smells of spicy yeast and a bit of banana. Bready sweet malt in the background. Taste is as would be expected from a hefe. The spicy yeast esters dominate, throw in some faint lemon and banana. A bit watery body, sweet sticky mouthfeel. Not a bad brew, not great but I could down several of these on a hot summers day.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2008 03:11:29 | More by johnnnniee
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nrbw23

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a cloudy light golden color with a small white head that quickly goes away and leaves very little lacing.

S- Banana and cloves jump right out at me. Also maybe a grassy or yeasty smell.

T- Not too bad. More on the sweet side than the bitter. Starts out with a grassy taste, then goes into a fruity taste lemons and bananas and then finishes with just a touch of spice.

M- Medium in body with just the right amount of carbonation.

D- Pretty smooth and chewy. Easy to drink on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 08:48:32 | More by nrbw23
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scootny

New York

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into my UFO glass. A two finger head bubbles up and sits upon a cloudy gold liquid. A nice touch of lacing here and there as I drink, with light carbonation visible.

Smell is lemony with a hint of banana. A faint astringency in there somewhere. Wheat malt sweetness underlying it all.

Taste is more lemon and wheat malt. Sour apple comes next with a light hop bite. Banana in the finishing notes with a bit more sourness. Light and clean with a drying astringency left on the palate.

Light mouthfeel and creamy carbonation makes for a nice experience.

Good drinkability. Easy to session.

Thanks to Stumac for this one. A good hefe. One to enjoy and be refreshed by.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2008 17:54:38 | More by scootny
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JDV

Texas

2.05/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours light gold with short lived white head. Smell is just like every other hefeweizen with the clovey spiced smell. Taste however is actually quite unique, but not in a great way. Taste is sweet, watery, and bright lemony, with very low carbonation and almost no bitterness. Thin and watery, with a bit of clove taste, but not as strong as many hefeweizens. This is a different hef for sure. I'm not a fan of the style, but this may be worth trying just in that it is unique...Tastes like what I expect a bad homebrewed hef would be like.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 21:51:20 | More by JDV
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Summertime Wheat from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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